Police Chief – Mukilteo, WA

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$113,115 - $137,492

For complete job description and recruitment instructions visit MukilteoPoliceChief. Direct all questions to Michael Painter, WASPC Director of Professional Services at mpainter@waspc.org. Please do not contact the city or employees with inquiries about this position.

Mukilteo is a waterfront community situated on Puget Sound, approximately 25 miles north of Seattle. This scenic area has views of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Northern Cascade Mountains to the north and east. Today the city’s population is 21,070 and its diverse, multi-cultural residents continue to share a great sense of pride, history and tradition of community involvement.

The mission of the Mukilteo Police Department is to provide professional police service for and with the community. The Police Chief manages the preparation of the $4.8 million annual operating budget for the Department and directs the assignment of personnel and training programs; manages departmental operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; monitors progress of work, directs changes, evaluates and instructs department staff; establishes priorities, creates vision for the department and seeks to solve complex managerial problems.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, public or business administration or a related field and a minimum of ten years of progressive law enforcement experience in police administration and management. A combination of experience and training may substitute for formal education. A Master’s Degree and/or completion of the F.B.I National Academy or an equivalent advanced program is desirable. Peace Officer certification is required. Must have been active in law enforcement within the past five years. Prior experiences as a Police Chief is preferred, but not required. Special requirements: Certification or ability to obtain Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) Executive Certificate upon appointment is preferred. Requires ability to timely respond to emergency calls twenty-four hours a day. The finalist will need to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation including polygraph and psychological examination.